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Scottish
Storytelling
Centre

Eye to Eye,
Mind to Mind,
Heart to Heart
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Welcome to the Home of Scotland's Stories

Welcome to the home of Scotland's stories

A vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile showcasing Scotland's Culture. We have live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops happening all year round. Visit us to discover Scotland’s rich story heritage, find our dragon’s nest, enjoy our storywall or simply relax in our venue and soak in the atmosphere.

Let’s start a new story together.

'Everything about this space is great, its clean, warm, welcoming and with lots of information and helpful staff.'
(TripAdvisor Review)

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'a place dedicated to the fine art of telling stories. And it is fabulous.'  

(Edd McCracken, Book Riot)

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John Knox House

Transport yourself back to one of the most turbulent times in Scottish history which forced Mary Queen of Scots to abdicate the throne.

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The Venue

Contemporary design meets medieval architecture. Explore the nooks and crannies of our building and discover some hidden gems along the way. We’re also a unique venue to host your event.

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TRACS

Scotland's national network for traditional arts.

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Festivals

Festivals

Explore, uncover and immerse yourself in traditional arts with TradFest and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, coordinated by TRACS.

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Storytelling

Storytelling

'The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart.' - Scottish Proverb

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Traditional Music

'Music with all kinds of beauty, expressiveness, meaning, and, above all, potential.' John McGrath

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Traditional Dance

Vigorous, light, joyous, stomping, elevating, vibrant, wild, precise. Scotland is alive with traditional dance.

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SISF

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Celebrate the creative connections between live narrative and place in a 10-day feast of storytelling and culture.

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